Be A Tourist

Dublin Attractions, Tours, and Landmarks

river-bridge-dublin-ireland_ngsversion_1511845252606_adapt_1900_1.jpg

Dublin Welcomes You!

Experience all that Dublin has to offer – from the great outdoors and historic walking tours to the best places to chow down! There's so much to see and do in Dublin...

Dublin is Ireland's largest city and is in many senses the gateway to The Emerald Isle and is home to a host of world-class museums, fantastic restaurants, and some truly unforgettable nightlife and music culture. At night the personality of the city really comes into its own, so visitors should allow time and budget to get and see the sights after dark. Dublin is one of Europe's most welcoming capitals so order a Guinness, pull up a bar stool and enjoy the 'craic' with the locals.


Kilmainham Gaol
www.kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie
Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 T2X5
+353 1 453 5984
kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show. Tours may be arranged for visitors with special needs by prior arrangement.

St. Stephen's Green
http://www.ststephensgreenpark.ie
Stephen's Green Park, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 475 7816
parkmanager@opw.ie

St Stephen’s Green Park is a historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city. Cared for by the Office of Public Works, the park is an important public resource in the area, and provides an oasis of green calm in the middle of a bustling city. Its four centuries of history are eventful and complex, involving such important figures as Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, and Countess Constance Markievicz. The park itself hosts a large number of important sculptural monuments to Irish history. Many species of birds and plants also call the park their home. Public facilities at St Stephen’s Green Park include a playground and a garden for the visually impaired.

Guinness Storehouse
https://www.guinness-storehouse.com
St. Jame's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 408 4800
info@guinnessstorehouse.com

Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure. The journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland's rich history. At the top, you'll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in our world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar. Now that's our kind of higher education. 

Temple Bar
Dublin 2, Ireland
Distance from Hotel: 1 km.

A world-famous area on the south bank of the River Liffey. This is known as Dublin's cultural quarter and is especially lively at night. Funky shops, eclectic cafes and hordes of stylish young Europeans have made Temple Bar one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

https://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/
St. Patrick's Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
+353 1 453 9472
info@stpatrickscathedral.ie
Distance from Hotel: 500 m.

Since Saint Patrick baptised Christian converts nearby over 1500 years ago, this holy site has been a place of spiritual encounter for countless generations. Visit and experience its history, its place in the life of the city, and tradition of worship.

Dublin Castle
http://www.dublincastle.ie/
Dame St., Dublin 2
+353 1 645 8813
dublincastle@opw.ie
Distance from Hotel: 600 m.

Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.

Chester Beatty Library
http://www.cbl.ie/
Dublin 2, D02 AD92
+353 1 407 0750

A designated National Cultural Institution, the Chester Beatty Library is a public charitable trust established under the will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, which was granted probate in 1968. The Library is the pre-eminent Irish institution promoting the appreciation and understanding of world cultures, and the engagement with the peoples whose cultures are represented in the Collections. The Library contains some of the finest treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. The Collections were left in the care of a Trust for the benefit of the Irish people by Chester Beatty (1875–1968), who was a successful American mining engineer, collector and philanthropist. Given the global appeal of Beatty’s Collections, the Library has a strong international profile, primarily amongst a scholarly community, but increasingly also among the general public, in no small part thanks to the development of digital resources and social media. Through its permanent and temporary displays, its intercultural learning programme and broad variety of public activities for all ages and backgrounds, it is a vibrant, engaging and welcoming space for the appreciation and understanding of world cultures.

The Book of Kells

https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/
Trinity College Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 1000
bookofkells@tcd.ie

The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed and which displays the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.

Trinity College
https://www.tcd.ie/ 
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 1000
Distance from Hotel: 1 km. 

Ireland's oldest university, and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland.

Grafton Street
http://graftonstreet.ie/
Dublin, Ireland, South City Centre
+353 1 872 9891
Distance from Hotel: 750 m.

Grafton street, known as Ireland's world famous shopping street with its beautiful historic buildings housing iconic Irish businesses such as Brown Thomas, Weir & Sons and Bewley’s Grafton Street Café, offers an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. Grafton Street has a great variety of retail stores including cafe's, bars, restaurants and hotels and caters for shoppers searching for high-end or high street. The famous street has become renowned as a launch pad for musical acts and has played host to U2 front man Bono.

Samuel Beckett Bridge
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
River Liffey, Dublin, D15 X3DY Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands area. The architect is Santiago Calatrava, a designer of a number of innovative bridges and buildings. This is the second bridge in the area designed by Calatrava, the first being the James Joyce Bridge, which is further upstream to the west. The main span of the Samuel Beckett Bridge is supported by 31 cable stays from a doubly back-stayed single forward arc tubular tapered spar, with decking provided for four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of 90 degrees allowing ships to pass through. The shape of the spar and its cables evokes an image of a harp lying on its edge. Since opening in 2009 the bridge has quickly become one of Dublin's most photographed landmarks, and become a symbol for the new modern Dublin in the revitalised Docklands area.

Christ Church Cathedral
https://christchurchcathedral.ie/
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
+353 1 677 8099
welcome@christchurch.ie
Distance from Hotel:  400 m. 

Known more formally as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, this majestic cathedral was founded in 1030.

Aviva Stadium
https://www.avivastadium.ie/
Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 K5F9
+353 1 238 2300
tours@avivastadium.ie

Follow in the footsteps of your heroes and take a look behind the scenes at Aviva Stadium. Experience the magic of a match day and discover more about the iconic home of Irish football and rugby. The tour gives you the unique opportunity to get a sense of what the Irish football and rugby stars really feel like on a match day. You’ll be able to gain an insight into the players’ match day routines as this unmissable tour will lead you into areas that are only accessible to players and officials. Join us on a stadium tour and immerse yourself in our sporting heritage.

Dublin Zoo
https://www.dublinzoo.ie/1/Home.aspx
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
+353 1 474 8900
info@dublinzoo.ie

Dublin Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes. Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomed over one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest, yet popular zoos, the 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!

Jameson Distillery Bow Street
https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en-IE/visit-us/jameson-distillery-bow-st
Bow Street, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
+353 1 807 2355
bowst@jamesonwhiskey.com

Learn all about the world’s favourite Irish whiskey at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. Whether you love the spirit or are sampling it for the first time, a trip here will give you fantastic insight into the beautiful craft of making whiskey from simple ingredients. John Jameson, the company’s founder, set up Dublin’s Bow Street distillery as far back as 1780. His passion and legacy are still evident in the brand today. You can learn more on a tour of the distillery. Regular tours take place throughout the year and last for around 50 minutes. By the time you leave the distillery, you’ll have learned about the history of Irish whiskey and the process of making whiskey, from germination and fermentation to distillation and maturation. Each part of the process is vital to the final taste. The tour also touches on the difference between whiskies from across the globe. You'll also receive a complimentary Jameson Ginger and Lime to sample before you are done. If you have a Dublin Pass, don’t forget to use it on entry. Indulge in a tasty whiskey-themed lunch, or visit the shop. Located just a short walk from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, the Jameson Distillery Bow St offers an informative and fun day out.

3Arena
http://3arena.ie/
North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
+353 1 819 8888
enquiry@3arena.ie

This state-of-the-art entertainment venue, originally dubbed the O2 Dublin, officially opened in 2008 and is already known as the premier concert venue in Ireland. The 3Arena is one of the busiest arenas in the world, and was ranked as the 15th best-attended arena in the world by Pollstar. Located in the up-and-coming Dublin Docklands, 3Arena has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment. From the Lord of the Dance premiere to U2, Green Day, Cirque du Soleil, WWE Wrestling and Ricky Gervais, it has held several unforgettable events. The building is packed all year round, offering a full calendar of over 150 live events annually, including national and international touring musical performances, theatrical events and comedy shows.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
http://www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/
Grand Canal Square Docklands, Dublin 2
+353 1 677 7999
justask@bgetheatre.ie

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is based in the heart of Dublin city centre. The former Grand Canal Theatre was originally named after its prime location on the Quayside at the Grand Canal Dock. Many large-scale theatre, musical and ballet productions were once held at the 3Arena in Dublin. However, as demand grew it became apparent that a new, purpose-built venue was required to house the city’s increasing number of musical shows. As a result, the Grand Canal Theatre was founded. In March 2012, the theatre changed its name to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. For lovers of the arts and theatre, and especially those who enjoy the song and dance of a good musical, Dublin is the ideal destination for a theatre break. The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is easily accessible from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin. Be sure to enjoy a nightcap at The Vintage Room hotel bar after the show.